Uh-oh. I was all amused by this whole thing until I saw this:
(Click to embiggen.) You can access the full blog post here, but you have to register to view the site. I'm generally unwilling to do that with unknown websites, but I went ahead and did it this time. The article isn't that bad, but what the HELL is that picture supposed to be of? Last time I was in Chalcatongo (which is in OAXACA, MEXICO!) people didn't exactly dress like that. This looks a lot like they said, "hey, let's get a picture of some weird people to go along with the weird language! (And all weird people are the same, right?)".
Part of the problem is that this was a linguist inside joke - "weird" is a positive attribute to us! We revel in unusual structures. But now it's escaped to the outside world, and I think there may be bad repercussions.
So, I'm starting to think this isn't so amusing. I suppose I should respond, pointing out that the combination of the picture and the caption is not okay... And I'm also starting to think I owe an apology to the speakers of Chalcatongo Mixtec. Crap.